Little Royal Livestock Show
Each year, students from a variety of animal science classes from the Thompson School and the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture compete in an in-hand Livestock show. This is a tradition that goes back 40 years! Students are assigned a project equine or bovine several months ahead of time and are responsible for practicing working the animal "in-hand", clipping, bathing, braiding (horses) and generally turning out the animal in the best possible fashion. Equine students compete in the morning followed by the dairy students in the afternoon. They are split into divisions based on past experience. After winning a division, students compete to declare an overall Equine Champion and Dairy Champion which then go on to compete against each other to win the overall Champion title of the day. This special class is held at the end of the show and the equine and dairy students will show animals that they have not worked with- both equine and dairy (and sometimes a mystery animal as well!)
The show is open and free to spectators. Lunch is available on the premises.
See you Spring 2014 on March 29th!